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    What will "Discourse" achieve?

    As an outsider, I don't know what its ultimate goal is. I understand that some communication has been going around "internally". I'm just curious.
    Will Discourse "unite" the content of both Ubuntu Forums and Ask Ubuntu?
    Will Discourse be something that has the best features of both Ubuntu Forums and Ask Ubuntu?
    Will Discourse take the place of both Ubuntu Forums and Ask Ubuntu?
    In other words, after Discourse is up and running, will it be the one "go to" place for Ubuntu users?
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    Re: What will "Discourse" achieve?

    Discourse was suggested by Jorge Castro as an open source replacement for vBulletin, but it has a long way to go, before it even becomes nearly usable by the number of members and guest we have here.

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    Re: What will "Discourse" achieve?

    It isn't going to be a replacement for the forum. It is beta software that we're helping test.

    I would not look to migrate to a platform that doesn't work. I would also need a good reason to move.

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    Re: What will "Discourse" achieve?

    Agreed.

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    Re: What will "Discourse" achieve?

    surely the functionality found there now could be added to forums.
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    Re: What will "Discourse" achieve?

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    surely the functionality found there now could be added to forums.
    I am still trying to see what it does that we don't already have / could install. Reinvented wheel.

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    Re: What will "Discourse" achieve?

    Discourse is another forum platform. If in the future it has what is needed versus what we have who knows. IMO what ever happens it won't (and shouldn't) happen soon. Even if it has SSO


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    Re: What will "Discourse" achieve?

    I think the one 'nice' thing about discourse is the fact that it is open source. It also has a different flow to it... not as different as Gnome 2 vs Gnome 3, but it does flow differently than a traditional forum layout.

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    Re: What will "Discourse" achieve?

    Quote Originally Posted by cprofitt View Post
    I think the one 'nice' thing about discourse is the fact that it is open source. It also has a different flow to it... not as different as Gnome 2 vs Gnome 3, but it does flow differently than a traditional forum layout.
    From what I've read it's a "flat forum". http://www.discourse.org/

    Can't see how it would work like ubuntuforums does.

    I will of course keep an open mind on such things.

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    Re: What will "Discourse" achieve?

    I'm just curious.
    It's just a prototype/sandbox to play with Discourse.

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